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>>> developing right now on "early today," hurricane sandy is already having a major impact on the atlantic coast as well as air travelers across the east coast. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with just eight days before america votes. >>> and the san francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
, hurricane sandy will come ashore, bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empt
donald the worst of sandy. rain and strong winds they were here but nothing compared to what they saw in new jersey. we will show you how close we came to a direct hit on this friday november 2nd. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we have a little bit of a break but it was kelly and gray. >> feels like a typical fall day. and lynette this is a good thing right? >> well depends on who you ask. if you ask my facebook friends, they are not liking it at all. so today, it's going to be better. we will look at maryland's most powerful radar. things are drying out. yesterday we had drizzle around and showers and in a lot of spots. today driver and we will get a few more peeks of sunshine. i will show you what i am talking about once you look at satellite and radar. stepping out the door dry times we are dealing with partly cloudy skies right now. this time yesterday, more clouds around and they stuck around throughout the day. stepping out the door this morning the only difference is that it is cold this morning. make sure to have the coat as you head out the door. le
>>> she is here and deadly. hurricane sandy and to blame for two deaths in maryland. this morning we're bringing you the latest. as had heavy rain and high winds continue out there. we start this tuesday morning. look at that tree on the house. >> from the beach to the mountains, we have your covered this morning with the super storm that hit every part of our state. we have team coverage. thank you for joining us, tuesday morning. megan pringle. >> and charlie crowson. all right. we are going to go to the nation capital. it was hit hard. this is the constitution. the winds whipping there. the wind and the rain. it the right a live shot this morning in baltimore. >> yes. that is a community that is seeing a lot of flooding. that is the case throughout central maryland. flooding in areas, down trees and debris in the other areas. so, you might be wondering are we out of the woods yet? here is lynette charles. >>> all right. megan, what is in store. more wind and also more rain coming in across the area. let's talk about hurricane sandy. what is going on with it right now. it is pos
>> this morning on 11 news, bracing for sandy as the slow moving hurricane heads towards the east coast, a look at how the state is preparing. >> how a house fire killed a 5-year-old. >> who joined state leaders for a marriage equality conference. >> and the ravens do their part to make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> this is 11 news saturday morning. >> a state of emergency has been declared for every county in maryland as we brace for the effects of hurricane sandy. welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. that super storm could hit anywhere from north carolina to new england in the coming days. what all that means? all hands on deck. >> 11 news has team coverage of sandy's potential impact with rob roblin and david collins and we begin with john collins in the weather center. what are the latest models predicting? >> the main event is still a couple of days away so the weekend, we will see some of the effects but the real blast comes the start of next week. sa
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- shut down for sandy. life in much of the northeast has ground to a halt. as we await the arrival of this super storm. >> the warnings have been dire. and now the hurricane looks like it will live up to the worst predictions with 50 million people in its path. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> it feels strange to say good morning. it's more like an ominous morning for so many of us today. what a weird monday morning. we have you covered. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. as hurricane sandy will be slamming into the east coast, but its impact is going to be felt across the country. as everything from air travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the
of entertainment studios. caught lightning in a bottle. >> awe of course the big news, hurricane sandy is on a dangerous collision course with the east coast expected to cause havoc for millions of folks who will face property damage as well as some times pretty lengthy power outages as well. >> new jersey and seven other states and the district of columbia, are all under states of emergency. it is the jersey shore expected to bear the brunt of hurricane sandy which is on track to make landfall a little bit later today or early tuesday. >> the list of canceled flights, well as the you can imagine that list keeps growing. more than 7,000,000 scrubbed so far and the ripple effect of the airline shutdowns will be felt across the country for several days to come. now the impact is starting to spread to europe and asia as well as airlines cancel flights to new york, washington and big u.s. cities. of course, the biggest, new york. we are bracing for the worst in the big apple. sandy makes its slow approach. mass transit, comes to a grinding halt. more than 1 million school children are stay
in the program. with 50 million people in her path, hurricane sandy makes her full presence felt in the northeast. the slow moving storm has wall street closed for business, cancelled thousands of flights and shut down countless businesses. sandy's reach stretches hundreds of miles. we will talk about its potential impact on everything from economic growth to energy prices. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! as we go on the air tonight, hurricane sandy is ready to make landfall in the u.s., already it's an historic storm, with historic prparations. stock marketclosed. and coast lines evacuated with tens of millions of people sitting in the forecast path of the massive storm. sandy is a huge storm expected to come ashore in southern new jersey. but the hurricane force winds have been battering the eastern seaboard for hours. those winds extend out 175 miles from the center of the storm. those winds are pushing the atlantic ocean up and over many coast-lines. from rhode island, south to the jersey shore. coastal flooding is a significant risk thanks to the storm surge, potentially reaching 11 feet
>> stay with us. >> for more on the latest on sandy. >>> breaking overnight, the perfect storm. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been des
, 7:00 in the west. what is sandy's track right now? >> we're in a little break of wind and rain. a lot of people have decided to come out and take a look at the water. don't like that, because there's so much more ahead of this storm. let's show you what it looks like with the satellite picture. we'll show you that satellite, that entire cloud span from the carolinas and bermuda, basically, all the way up the eastern seaboard. we have seen a little eye come and go in this storm. it continues to strengthen on its path. here is the path. follow the red line. this storm, by about -- depending on the model you go with, by 8:00 tonight on midnight tonight this storm is making landfall on that jersey shore some place near atlantic city. there are some bad pictures to see with this storm. the effects have already been devastating. look at this house in rodanthe, north carolina, parts are breaking off and falling into the ocean. north carolina saw more than six inches of rain in the past 24 hours. sandy's winds could be up to 90 miles an hour this afternoon. 24-foot waves off the southe
>>> welcome to "worldwide exchange." these are your headlines from around the world. >> sandy roars ashore, the powerful storm dumps a ton of rain on theest coast, knock out power to millions, closes financial markets again an floods parts of lower manhattan. >> and bp hikes it dividend. we hear from bob dudley. >> and ubs will cut 10,000 jobs and wind down its fixed income business. >> plus the bank of japan steps in to boost the economy for a second straight month with another easing move. welcome back, everybody. one hour of the good stuff today. plenty to get through today for hurricane sandy, as well. >> europe went off daylight savings time a week ahead of the u.s. back to full schedule next week. in the meantime, sandy is no longer a hurricane by name, but still making a major impact. storm made landfall monday night along new jersey east koer. still packing hurricane force sandy is expected to weaken, but the rain could linger. already at least ten deaths have been blamed on the storm. u.s. markets will be closed for a second day today. still electronic trading. the last tim
and expecting two to three feet by wednesday morning. this is post tropical cyclone sandy. it did make landfall near atlantic city earlier this evening. you see the bands of rain continuing to move in. right now i sti is still windy n atlantic city. peak wind gusts to 46 miles an york and the battery in actually peak water level was 13.88 feet. that is all-time record. this system will continue to work its way up to the northwest and to the north, but the effects of it in the form of rain and snow will continue all the way through wednesday, possibly even beyond. we have rain coming to the bay area. i'll be back with live doppler 7-hd. >> carolyn: members of the california national guard are headed east. 88 troops took off in transport planes at moffett field. they will report to north carolina and be knriopd in there. red cross has cancelled hundred blood drives on the east coast and to help make up for the blood loss there are several blood drives taking place here this week. we'll let you know where to go on our website. >> dan: the storm is massive. as a result. thousands of flights were ca
>>> welcome to our extended coverage of 9news tracking hurricane sandy. >> the storm made landfall not far from atlantic city in the last hour. here's what else we can tell you tonight. the federal government will be closed again tomorrow, as will most school systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax. prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools. you can see the full list at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring y
and the dramatic story of the ship that sailed into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them. >>> and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, a landmark line a ghost town. >>> and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force on every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news," and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour, and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report, so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee, who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're es
develop into your weekend. >> thank you. the clean up from sandy continues in new york and new jersey. >> brandy hitt is in lower manhattan with almost no power. >> reporter: three days after sandy made landfall thousands of families in hobeken are still trapped by floodwaters. >> it's really scary. we don't have that much food. we spared a little bit. >> reporter: while national guard rescues people stranded here fires continue to burn further south where homes have been flattened. >> you hear the gas, for days,. >> reporter: it's gone in to the streets because crews can't reach the area to turn it off. >> you never really expected this to be this bad. >> reporter: help and relief is being delivered but frustration is growing. at howard beach entire working class neighborhoods have been destroyed and people feel they have been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored
as millions along the east coast brace for impact. sandy could bring nearly a foot of rain, high winds and snow. >> also that monster storm is already having a major impact on the campaign trail. both sides have canceled weekend event in virginia beach. >> tonight, all eyes are on sandy. the storm could be one for the record books and we have it covered. >> erica gonzalez has evacuations along the beaches. the local storm preparations but first, chief meteorologist with the latest. >> we look at the latest track right now, what is th is going to show you, this storm still a hurricane with winds of 75 miles an hour to the north at about 7 miles per hour. the pressure is down just a ttle bit. and it is going to continue on that northerly track. as it does that, it will then shift out to sea, as we have been talking about, becoming a tropical storm. back it hurricane potentially and notice the latest shift here and it has come from the philadelphia region up toward the north in the corner of uncertainty now. still has our region in it but it is closer to our region. we are watching very c
our next episode. >> next on 9 news, sandy continues to strengthen. a devastating storm is on the way in terms of both wind and flooding. eping hair smooth shiny and free from flyaways. new dove style + care frizz free cream serum. better style through better care. and i've got to pick someone. [ thinking ] okay, you just ordered a crispy mcchicken and a fresh-brewed sweet tea for only a buck each off mcdonald's dollar menu, so you're smart. nah, i got nothing. ♪ >> tonight, the washington area braces for one of the most fiercest storms ever. it's unprecedent. a hurricane storm on a collision course with two other powerful systems bringing heavy rain, strong winds and large waves and it's only going to get worse. good evening. i'm anita brikman. >> and i'm derek mcginty. >> we have breaking news to talk about. every available police officer in prince george's county is on the lookout for three young children abducted in a carjacking. an amber alert has been issued. >> it happened around 9:40 this evening at liberty gas station. the car is a nissan altima. the three children are unde
>> sand sandy in south point as residents and business owners get ready. i'm jennifer franciotti. a live report is next. >> as sandy turns up the east coast, ocean city residents are asked to prepare for the worst. >> could the threat of sandy be the reason for massive lines at early voting sites? >> and lady liberty has a birthday. how officials mark the occasion. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> bracing for sandy, hundreds of thousands preparing for the worst as the category one storm barrels up the u.s. coastline and has already killed 58 people in the caribbean. welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm mindy basara. an 800-mile swath of the country is in the crosshairs of sandy. >> residents on the east coast are preparing for winds, rain, and snow in some areas. >> we have live coverage with tony pann and jennifer franciotti. we begin with tony. >> today's not going to be a big deal. it will be a good day to prepare for things. we might get some rain and it will be b
's matt gutman, he's been wading through it day and night. >> and hurricane sandy is such an unusual storm. a once in a generation event. sam is leading our team coverage from lower manhattan. and, sam, what exactly makes sandy so different and so powerful? >> oh, george, there's a huge list about this storm. but first, let's start with the size of this thing. we're going to show you the 3-d satellite. you're going to see the clouds that stretch from well, really, bermuda all the way up the coastline to hudson bay and canada and beyond the arctic circle. with the 3-d view, you can actually see there's been a little center. we've seen some eye in the storm and then it starts to go away. some people are surprised the storm going north gained a little strength overnight. and it did that because it moved into the warmer waters of the gulf stream. it runs off the eastern seaboard and it gives that storm the little oomph that it needs before tell heads to the coastline. all the experts are still pointing to the storm just to the shoreline around 1:00 this morning, somewhere near the atlantic cit
. sandy, nice name, lousy storm. it's hitting the east coast as i speak. we'll have live updates of the storm as it makes landfall. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> this is going to be a big storm. it's going to be a difficult storm. the great thing about america is when we go through tough times, we all pull together. >> 60 million people in 12 states brace for 800 miles of hurricane sandy. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> the campaigns have been suspended. entire cities shut down and the worst is yet to come. >> water is up over the street. >> the wind gusts are getting more and more frequent and much stronger. >> the fear is it's going to be worse than irene. >> tonight full reports from up and down the east coast. >> it's only a matter of time as this system gets closer. >> governor martin o'malley over the battering in baltimore. and ted strickland on what the storm means for the political storm in ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. sandy is expected to make landfall a
morning." hurricane sandy gets stronger as it slams the east coast. 50 million people are in its path. >> the super storm is bringing rain, snow powerful winds, and the potential for devastating flooding. we'll check on the bad conditions expected from maryland to maine. >>> also, the impact on travel around the world and how sandy is affecting the presidential campaign. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> this is a serious and big storm. you need to take this seriously. >> the east coast braces as hurricane sandy gets set to strike. >> the 900 mile super storm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. >> don't be studentid. idstupid. go to higher ground. >> this storm will affect 50 million people in 14 states. >> more than 7,200 flights pcanceled in the northeast. >> there's a mandatory evacuation. >> new york city all but shut down. there is no mass transit. >> i don't want to stay because i value my life. that's why. >> the big concern is the flooding. they are expecting a surge here of about ten-foot w
is getting to see the full devastation of super storm sandy. the massive storm is blamed for at least 18 deaths at least 7.5 million utility customers have lost power in 16 states and washington, d.c. >>> it is estimated that sandy has cause edd $10 to $20 billion in damage, making it one of the most expensive storms in america american history. financial markets are closed again because of the storm. here in new york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superst
here. dagen: thank you, charles. we are covering hurricane sandy from all angles. including the financial angle. no stock market trading greatly exchanges holding a conference call just in the last hour. we have charlie gasparino in the studio with us. breaking news off of that call as the effort is going on to get the exchange up and running. connell: sandy shattering records. devon .5 million people without power on the east coast. it blocked roadways and flooded cars, in-home it will be a huge undertaking to get people's lives and businesses back to normal. dagen: both of the campaign candidates focusing on canceling events. one week to go until the election day. connell: we have an update coming up shortly from governor andrew coumo of new york. the national hurricane center releasing the latest update on hurricane sandy. dagen: we are with our chief forecaster from weather.com. the storm is working its way in. reporter: is weakening pretty quickly. but it is really following apart fast. the next 24 to 36 hours, the major weather event from this is falling snow. now we h
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hideous hybrid of hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit? how long will it last? our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of
is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. how the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening. it is great to have you with us on this sunday night. and as we come on the air for the west coast, you can see it swirling over my shoulder here. hurricane sandy, on the move tonight. more than 200 miles off the east coast, and this is a massive storm. it is already being felt along the coastline with whipping winds and rain that have flooded many communities. tens of millions of americans will be affected across a huge part of this country. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated. we're now learning 2 million students and counting will stay home across seven staft states washington, d.c. here's a 3d view tonight of sandy's path, churning off the coast. winds up to 75 miles an hour. tomorrow morning, it will take aim at the coastline, turning inward and right now, it appears it will make landfall at midnight tomorrow near atlantic city, new jersey. you can see our extreme weather team and matt gutman is
you all very much. a reminder, stay with nbc news all week for a special coverage of hurricane sandy and of course the election. that's all for today, we'll be back next week for our special election week brdcast live from nbc's democracy plaza in new york because if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> developing right now on "first look." complete details moments away. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with eight days before america votes. >>> the san francisco giants are world series champions. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvani
back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point pleasant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it started with you you gerri. look at
>> it is 7:00 p.m. on the east coast and hurricane sandy is hitting hard. this is a cnbc special report. the waves pounding hard-hit atlantic city, new jersey tonight. plenty of dramatic pictures. >> first we'll start with meteorologist todd gross to get the latest on the storm. >> specifically the storm is basically coming to its heights but not in terms of the water. i'll explain y.can you see some of the winds right now including right here over islip, long island. 59-mile-per-hour gust. now 78 miles per hour. and that's the strongest that we've seen so far. however, take a look at the storm surge that we're expecting just a couple of hours from now when it's high tide. you know, this is full moon coming up tonight which aggravates this a little bit, enough so that this is likely to happen. four to eight-foot storm surge around the south shore of long island, down to the east shore of new jersey. then we have the water funneling in along the long island sound, and that's going to be a big problem with a storm surge of 6 to 11 feet. what does that mean? that means that the actu
here on the halftime show. let's send it over to "power lunch" and the latest on hurricane sandy. >>> scott, thank you very much. we continue our breaking news coverage. hurricane sandy lashing out at the east coast of the united states. streets are flooding. that's the least of it. beaches eroding. this is the real deal, sue. >> indeed it is, ty. i'm sue herera. welcome to "power lunch." we have reporters and live cameras spanned out from washington, d.c. all the way up to new england. but we're going to start with meteorologist todd gross for an update. >> it is still looking grim. basically the two important things to note about this storm are number one, it is transitioning right now in to an extra tropical storm. non-hurricane. it's doing so with a very deep central pressure. you see that 943 mb? that means it is 943 millibars. sounds technical? it means it is a really deep storm, even for a hurricane, and it is transitioning into a non-hurricane, and yet maintaining its strength. that's one important factor. the other important factor is take a look at the bends that this s
de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> this is d-day with hurricane sandy. waves are growing ever more om nis and the threat of storm surges from 4 to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal a areas all the way into new england. the storm claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. early this morning president obama has signed emergency declarations for connecticut, pennsylvania and rhode island, clearing the way for help from fema. let's get right to bill karins who has the latest forecast. what do you have? >> the storm has strengthened instead of 75 so that's very impressive that this storm continues to lower its pressure, even going over the cooler waters now and it's only about 386 miles away from new york city. it's actually moving at a pretty decent clip at 15 miles per hour so it's going to move in in a hurry. a lot of people are waking up looking outside. maybe it's not raining where you are and not that breezy as when you went t
much. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. tonight a monster storm sandy slamming the entire east coast. powerful winds and torrential rain turning dangerous and deadly. already at least five confirmed deaths in new york. one man was crushed to death when a tree fell on his house in queens. this mean storm made landfall two hours ago along the southern new jersey coast near atlantic city and starting its deadly journey up the coast, thrashing anything in her way. parts of lower manhattan in the dark. con edison deliberately shutting off power to thousands to prevent further storm damage. storm sunga surge is reaching rd high levels. getting help is a nightmare. new york city's 9-1-1 system is overloaed. it's not just new york, though, and new jersey. in maryland sandy downing trees, leaving thousands and thousands without power. in delaware and new jersey, raging flood waters drenching and in some instances drowning coastal towns. 50 million people still in sandy's line of fire. the count at this hour is more than three million without power. thousands and thousands of those without pow
there's clorox bleach. >>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. in this down-to-the-wire race, how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. look at this. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are now working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker managed to convince 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this man went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there overnight, exclusively, for the b
>>. >> gregg: we begin with fox extreme weather alert. we are tracking hurricane sandy. the super storm is on very dangerous collision course with the east coast. i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's election headquarters. >> heather: i'm heather childers. radar showing the storm's enormous size. it's potential to effect 50 million americans. at least 5,000 flights have been cancelled and amtrak suspending service up and down the eastern corridor starting tonight and largest mass transit system in the country shutting down, effectively bringing new york city to a standstill. president warning people to take this seriously because sandy could possibly be the biggest storm to ever hit the united states mainland. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard and atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice. >> gregg: this storm is in the minds of all americans including on the campaign trail. her
preocupación por el times square, pero estaban molestos por perder días de vacaciones por el paso de sandy. >>> estoy un poco mosqueada con la situación, aunque es entendible. >>> teatros en broadway lucían muy solos, lo mismo para los teatros que anunciaron suspender para hoy y mañana. >>> tenemos tickets para el rey león, pero se ha suspendido y no podemos ir. >>> pero ahora lo más importante, cuando menos para la ciudadanía y las autoridades es que no haya pérdidas humanas, regresamos a los estudios >>> gracias, pedro, tenemos que insistir en algo, es un fenómeno muy particular, es una tormenta especial, la última tormenta perfecta, como se la llama, fue en 1991, mar adentro, nunca tocó la costa, esta que estamos viviendo, trae aire caliente del sur, aire frío del norte, con lluvias, marea, nayeli chávez geller con la información desde nueva jersey >>> a media que cae la noche, aumenta la lluvia y la amenaza de la llegada de sandy. >>> la inundación, no tanto el viento, pero la inundación. >>> por qué. >>> le tengo miedo al agua. >>> paola pasará el tiempo trabajando en
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